Frustration Grows With Long Lines At Emissions Testing Facility

Lines stretch well beyond their normal limits at an IL EPA facility in Joliet.

“Crazy traffic at the emissions testing place. Why is that?” That was the question being asked of CPCS members on May 31st. Wait times were reported varying from twenty minutes to over tow hours depending on location.

In addition to it being the last day of the month (which typically draws a much larger number of people to emissions testing sites) the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency suspended¬†the practice of sending out notices to drivers about upcoming tests from December 2015 until April of this year. During that period, drivers were not required to show proof of emissions compliance in order to renew their plates. On June 1st, however, the standard procedures were reinstated. Adding to the general confusion of Illinois drivers, the EPA indicated that many of the people lined up on Tuesday didn’t need to complete an emissions test in order to renew their plates.

via: [CBS Chicago]

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